Dr. Alexis R. Santos
Director of Graduate Studies, Master of Applied Demography
Lecturer in Sociology
Dr. Santos earned his B.A. and M.A. in economics from the University of Puerto Rico. He earned his doctorate in applied demography at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Santos is the Director of Graduate Studies for the Applied Demography Program, and a lecturer in sociology and criminology in the College of the Liberal Arts. In addition, he serves as a capstone project adviser for students in the Master's in Geographic Information Systems (MGIS) in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. His experience in applied demography includes consulting for Policy Wisdom, LLC, where he used demographic techniques to project and measure emerging markets for multiple vaccines as well as to estimate possible revenue from market penetration in developing nations. He worked as a principal investigator with the Puerto Rico Institute of Statistics, where he led efforts to revise the sampling frame for group quarter institutions and collected data on occupancy for each institution. The revision led to a significant increase in the number of institutions as well as in the number of persons living in group quarters in Puerto Rico. He developed the first comprehensive revision of methods and materials required for the production of population projections for Puerto Rico. He is an active participant of applied demography sessions in the Population Association of America.
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